Name: Raymond Manta
First Appearance: Wonder Woman tv series SE02 EP04
Portrayed by: Charles Ciofi
Abilities: Commands a massive multi billion dollar munitions and medicine business. Thousands of well armed mercenaries under his command. Leads ‘I.C.O.P.E’. Gun haver.
Backstory: Leader of the ‘international Corporate Oligarchy Power Elite’ or I.C.O.P.E, A group of wealthy individuals who control the worlds economy and control the worlds nations like puppets on a string to bend to dance to the tune of their checkbooks.
The man said to be ‘as deadly as a manta’ Raymond Manta was a celebrated gun lover who never carried less than three guns on his person and lived upon his own private islands hidden away in international waters where none may find him during his moments of rest.
When he is not hidden away in his private island paradise with the most talented mercenaries and advanced weaponry that money can buy, Raymond Manta was a celebrated war profiteer who created the ‘Four Horsemen’ business model.
After the natural ‘rising of escalations’ as he sells progressively more dangerous weapons to both sides of a conflict, leaking all the way the advanced weaponry that the opposing side has until the inevitable tensions boil over, resulting in large scale war.
This would then lead to famine and pestilence in those war torn regions, leading to Raymond Manta selling food and medicine to the survivors. And of course death which had so many ways to eke out a profit on its own.
Reveling in the fact that no government could touch him for fear of the rest of the world coming down on them and the economy economy collapsing in on itself, Raymond Manta gleefully did whatever he wanted with no fear of consequence.